infuriate

verb
in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \
infuriated; infuriating

Definition of infuriate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make furious

infuriate

adjective
in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ət How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \

Definition of infuriate (Entry 2 of 2)

: furiously angry

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Other Words from infuriate

Verb

infuriation \ in-​ˌfyu̇r-​ē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce infuriation (audio) \ noun

Examples of infuriate in a Sentence

Verb

I was infuriated by his arrogance. the quarterback's stupid mistake infuriated the coach

Adjective

Casanova made a hasty retreat from the woman's bedroom, with the infuriate husband in hot pursuit.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Idling its Lordstown plant and seeking to sell it to tiny electric-truck maker Workhorse Group Inc. had infuriated the union. David Welch, Fortune, "GM Strike Far From Ending as Stocks Plunge and Costs Mount," 16 Sep. 2019 Time after time, Trump has been disappointed, aggrieved or infuriated by the performance of people working for him. Steve Chapman, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is not Trump’s worst enemy. Trump is.," 23 Aug. 2019 Still, Canadians are infuriated by the idea and already brainstorming ways to toss it down the garburator, according to a report by health-news outlet STAT. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Trump wants to import drugs from Canada. Canadians are furious," 12 Aug. 2019 But in Pakistan, many people feel Kashmir should be part of their country and are infuriated by India’s actions. New York Times, "Photos Emerge From Kashmir, a Land on Lockdown," 9 Aug. 2019 In July of 1776, the British, infuriated by their humiliation in New England, deployed the largest armada in military history. Time, "The Maryland 400 Lost a Battle But Helped Win a War. On the 4th of July, We Should Remember Their Sacrifice," 4 July 2019 In recent weeks the party’s supporters in Hong Kong have been infuriated by allegations that China’s legal system is untrustworthy. The Economist, "A policy U-turn puts Hong Kong’s leader in a precarious position," 20 June 2019 Even so, rank-and-file police officers were infuriated by the Smollett decision. Tammy Webber, The Seattle Times, "Smollett case tests relationship between police, prosecutors," 31 Mar. 2019 Beijing was infuriated by the U.S. decision last month to impose sanctions on a Chinese military agency—and its chief—for purchasing Russian SU-35 jet fighters and equipment related to its S-400 antiaircraft missile system, U.S. officials said. Jeremy Page, WSJ, "U.S. Edges Toward New Cold-War Era With China," 13 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of infuriate

Verb

1667, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for infuriate

Verb

Medieval Latin infuriatus, past participle of infuriare, from Latin in- + furia fury

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The first known use of infuriate was in 1667

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More Definitions for infuriate

infuriate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of infuriate

: to make (someone) very angry : to make (someone) furious

infuriate

verb
in·​fu·​ri·​ate | \ in-ˈfyu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce infuriate (audio) \
infuriated; infuriating

Kids Definition of infuriate

: to make furious : enrage

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